Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

NatWest Series [Sri Lanka in England] - 5th match

England v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)

4.1

Harmison to Tharanga, 2 runs, short and wide outside the off stump, bowled from round the stumps, Tharanga stretches out and cuts it away in the air to deep backward point for a brace

4.2

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, drifting onto middle and leg, turned away off the back-foot to the fine leg region

4.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven away behind point

4.4

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, beaten outside the off stump, finally we have some cricket on here

4.5

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, was the slower delivery, Tharanga picks it up early and defends it down on the off side

4.6

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside the off stump, Harmison starts off with a decent over

Sri Lanka 59/0   SJ Harmison 1-0-4-0

6.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Jayasuriya leaves it through to the keeper

6.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, punched away straight to the fielder at mid-off

6.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, (no ball) 1 run, forced away behind point

6.3

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery, hint of swing and Tharanga is beaten outside the off stump

6.4

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, another tight delivery from the big man, defended on the back-foot

6.5

Harmison to Tharanga, 4 leg byes, short rising delivery, pitched outside the off stump and coming in with the angle, Tharanga looking to duck under it gets hit on the helmet and the ball flies over slip cordon, nothing going England's way at the moment

6.6

Harmison to Tharanga, (no ball) FOUR, and it gets worse! slower delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Tharanga picks it up early, shuffles across nicely and whips it away to the backward square leg fence, it's raining boundaries at the moment

6.6

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

Sri Lanka 86/0   SJ Harmison 2-0-11-0

8.1

Harmison to Tharanga, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Tharanga drives and drives well, right into the gap between mid-on and midwicket

8.2

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, goes for the cut and gets beaten outside the off stump

8.3

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Tharanga ducks under it

8.4

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, hit on the pads, ball was drifting down the leg side, Tharanga misses out there

8.5

Harmison to Tharanga, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, haven't they seen enough?! another perfect cut and the ball flies away to the point fence

8.6

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, beaten outside the off stump

Sri Lanka 108/0   SJ Harmison 3-0-19-0

10.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-on

10.2

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 wide, wayward delivery down the leg side

10.2

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the midwicket region

10.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, another horrible wide down the leg side

10.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, cut away towards point, Dalrymple fails to stop it cleanly and the batsmen scamper through for the second run

10.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, decent delivery outside the off stump, now that's a rarity, Jayasuriya leaves it through the keeper

10.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the midwicket region

10.6

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, again Harmison drifts onto the pads and Tharanga tucks it away behind square for an easy single

Sri Lanka 141/0   SJ Harmison 4-0-27-0

12.1

Harmison to Tharanga, 2 runs, good length delivery on the pads, Tharanga stays back and nudges it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

12.2

Harmison to Tharanga, 2 runs, in the channel outside the off stump, Tharanga gets behind the line and strokes it away towards extra cover, quick single called for and a wild throw from Plunkett gives away an extra run

12.3

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, driven off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards gully

12.4

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 wide, bouncer down the leg side and Tharanga ducks under it

12.4

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, nudged away towards midwicket

12.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and this one nipped back in a touch, Jayasuriya pushes forward and watchfully defends it down on the off side

12.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, again defended outside the off stump

Sri Lanka 155/0   SJ Harmison 5-0-33-0

22.1

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, glided away to thirdman

22.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, fuller length ball outside off stump, Jayasuriya hits it away along the ground to long-on fence, cross-batted shot!

22.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball on the off stump, Jayasuriya swings across the line and gets wrapped on the pads, loud appeal but Doctrove unconvinced, was a close call!

22.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushed through cover point and an easy single taken

22.5

Harmison to Tharanga, FOUR, short ball banged in on the stumps, Tharanga picks the length quickly, rocks back and pulls handsomely behind square

22.6

Harmison to Tharanga, FOUR, Four more and moves into the 90's! good length ball outside off stump, Tharanga just stands there and slashes away over the point fielder

Sri Lanka 216/0   SJ Harmison 6-0-47-0

24.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, short ball banged in on the middle stump, coming in with the angle, Jayasuriya makes room and tries to cut but misses

24.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, fuller length ball outside off stump, Jayasuriya smashes on the front-foot over the cover fielder

24.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the front-foot to mid-on

24.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short ball on the leg stump, pulled away to deep backward square leg

24.5

Harmison to Tharanga, 3 runs, slower one on the middle and leg stump line, Tharanga hits it away to long-on region, not a well-timed shot to take the ball to fence

24.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, SIX, fuller length ball on the leg stump, Jayasuriya flicks it away high and over mid-wicket fence, Jayasuriya's trademark shot!

Sri Lanka 233/0   SJ Harmison 7-0-61-0

26.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short ball around the off stump, Jayasuriya pulls it away handsomely to the mid-wicket fence, this game is going straight into the history books!

26.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, bouncer high over the batsman, Jayasuriya ducks and Umpire calls it a wide

26.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, short ball outside off stump, cut away in the air to deep point for a couple of runs

26.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, SIX, Max! short ball on the middle stump, Jayasuriya picks it up, rocks back and pulls it high over the square leg fence, just the usual!

26.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Four more! length ball outside off stump, Jayasuriya just moves forward and smashes it at one bounce into the cover fence

26.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

26.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, off the pads to onside

Sri Lanka 262/0   SJ Harmison 8-0-78-0

34.1

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 run, good bouncer directed well into Jayawardene, pulled away to deep square leg

34.2

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, Sangakkara glances it away nicely to fine leg

34.3

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, short and wide outside off stump, Jayawardene rocks back, cuts and misses, a rare sight!

34.4

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, good length ball just outside off stump, driven on the front-foot to mid-off fielder

34.5

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, short ball outside off stump, again Jayawardene misses on it trying to play the cut shot

34.6

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, good length ball outside off stump, left alone, just 2 runs off the over

Sri Lanka 296/2   SJ Harmison 9-0-80-0

36.1

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven on the up through covers and an easy single taken

36.2

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 wide, bouncer high and over the batsman, called a wide

36.2

Harmison to Sangakkara, (no ball) 1 run, short ball banged in, Sangkkara pulls and gets the top edge, ball falls short of the deep square leg fielder

36.2

Harmison to Jayawardene, FOUR, good length ball outside off stump, Jayawardene pushes on the front-foot, gets the outside edge to thirdman fence

36.3

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven through covers and an easy single taken

36.4

Harmison to Sangakkara, FOUR, half-volley on the off stump, Sangakkara drives beautifully through covers and ball races away to the fence

36.5

Harmison to Sangakkara, FOUR, pitched up on the off stump, Sangakkara drives to mid-off, Plunkett lets it go through his legs and ball reaches the fence

36.6

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, again a drive to mid-off, this time Plunkett fields and cheers from the crowd as he fields the ball

Sri Lanka 319/2   SJ Harmison 10-0-97-0
Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jul 1, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Manchester - Jun 28, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 33 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - Jun 24, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 20, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 46 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 17, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
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Photos

Jul 1, 2006

The England team line up for a minute's silence for Fred Trueman, England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Headingley, July 1, 2006

The England team line up for a minute's silence for Fred Trueman

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Jul 1, 2006

Sanath Jayasuriya lashes out, England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Headingley, July 1, 2006

Sanath Jayasuriya lashes out

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